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  1. the economy
    A World of High Wages and Cheap Burrito Bowls Is PossibleWhy better pay for some doesn’t necessarily mean more expensive goods for others.
  2. democratic party
    Democrats Have a Problem. ‘Workers, Wages, Weed’ May Be the Answer.The party needs a clear national brand with strong appeal to non-college-educated voters.
  3. the top line
    Wage Growth Is Unequal in This Economy — But Not in the Way We’ve Come to ExpectWorkers at the bottom end of the scale have been doing best for a change. What’s driving it?
  4. the economy
    December Was Bad for Stocks — But Great for WorkersWages rose sharply, employers expanded payrolls way more than expected, and discouraged workers reentered the labor market.
  5. jobs report
    Jobs Report: Wages Are Rising, and Fewer Americans Are Stuck in Part-time JobsInflation is still trimming nominal pay gains. But overall, American workers are doing better than they have in a long time.
  6. Most Americans’ Wages Have Actually Declined Over the Past YearRising inflation has consumed the working class’s modest wage gains, leaving most Americans’ real incomes 0.1 percent lower than they were a year ago.
  7. Unemployment Falls to Lowest Level Since 2000 — But Wage Growth Remains TepidThe new jobs report depicts a resolutely good economy — but still not a great one.
  8. Walmart Gives Worker Bonuses, Boosts Hourly Wage to $11The country’s largest private retailer is feeling the pinch to compete.
  9. Trump’s Corporate Tax Cuts Won’t Spur CEOs to Invest, Say Group of CEOsThe public doesn’t like big corporate tax cuts. And at least one group of CEOs didn’t validate the White House’s arguments for them.
  10. Pizza Start-up Created a Cryptocurrency That Pays Workers for Company’s SuccessThey get awarded quasi-shares that rise with the company’s worth.
  11. U.S. Households Are Finally Making More Than They Did in 1999The median household income hit a new record in 2016 — but the American economy still isn’t great.
  12. Facebook Cafeteria Workers Unionize in Hopes of Improving WagesThe current $18.81 hourly wage isn’t enough to make ends meet in an area where prices are so inflated.
  13. The U.S. Economy Doesn’t Care Who’s PresidentIn June, there were an impressive 222,000 new jobs created. How much does Trump’s agenda have to do with it?
  14. Unemployment Hits 4.4 Percent, Lower Than It’s Been in a DecadeDespite the big bump in hiring, wages remained stagnant.
  15. White House Undermining Own Case for the Urgency of a Travel BanNext time Team Trump tells a court its immigration policies are a matter of immediate national security, its failure to stick to that story may hurt.
  16. Upbeat Jobs Report Is Another Sign Trump Is Wrong About the EconomyThe last bit of economic data voters will receive is modestly positive, with unemployment down and wages up.
  17. One More Reason Why 2016 May Not Be a ‘Change Election’Wages for full-time American workers just hit an all-time high.
  18. Party Like It’s 2152
    Only 136 More Years Until Women Earn As Much As MenThe gender wage gap won’t close until 2152.
  19. The Pay Gap Between Black and White Americans Is Bigger Today Than in 1979And it affects black women the most.
  20. Trump’s New Anti-Immigration Pitch Makes Even Less Sense Than His Old OneIt’s unlikely to improve working-class wages or employment prospects.
  21. the chain gang
    Starbucks’s Surprise Pay Raise Actually Comes With an AsteriskThe increase promised for October is just 2017’s annual raise a few months early.
  22. Wage Growth Hits Postrecession High; Income Gap Shrinks by a Full SmidgenThe median U.S. worker has seen his or her paycheck grow 3.4 percent over the past 12 months, marking a new record for the recovery, the Atlanta Fed reports.
  23. Lawsuits
    Ruby Tuesday Accused of Underpaying ServersServers say they were required to do tons of side jobs for no tips.
  24. Wage Wars
    Why New York’s Restaurants Are About to Get a Lot More Expensive“There’s something bubbling as people think about how to move forward … “
  25. The Chain Gang
    McDonald’s Efforts to Wiggle Out of the Government’s Wage-ViolationAfter first trying to heavily redact documents, it wants the entire request quashed as too costly.
  26. money
    The U.K. Is Forcing Employers to Address the Wage Gap Starting next year, large companies will be required to publish data on how much male and female employees are paid.
  27. labor laws
    H&M Accused of Drastically Underpaying Cambodian WorkersThey reportedly receive only one quarter of a fair living wage.
  28. Crime
    Upper Crust, Not Your Average Joe’s Stiff the Average Joes Who Work ThereThe chains join a list of Boston-area restaurants accused of underpaying employees.
  29. Mediavore
    NJ Wineries Toast to Direct Shipping; Red Meat Consumption Increases Chances ofPlus: Takeru Kobayashi shatters the grilled cheese sandwich-eating record at SXSW; and some scientist argue that genetically modified foods may be good for you, all in our morning news roundup.
  30. Lawsuits
    Batali May Face Further Legal WoesPlus, ‘Masterchef’ is “American Idol for foodies.”
  31. Lawsuits
    Care to See the Cipriani Lawsuit?Read the complaint that cater-waiters brought against the events juggernaut.
  32. Lawsuits
    Cipriani Says Lawsuit Is a ‘Desperate Attempt’Cipriani says workers are wrong to say they were stiffed out of tips, but their lawyer has a different story.
  33. Lawsuits
    Cipriani Hit With Another LawsuitAdd this one to the pile.
  34. Lawsuits
    Two More ‘Habana Girls’ Come Forward About ‘ManiacalTwo former waitresses say Café Habana’s risqué calendars were their idea, but went in a different direction.
  35. Lawsuits
    Lawyer Says ‘Habana Girls’ Have ‘An Active Imagination’Were accusations of sexual harassment at a trendy Nolita eatery inspired by the Hawaiian Tropic Zone case?
  36. Lawsuits
    ‘Habana Girls’ File Lawsuit Over Wages, Pinup CalendarCafé Habana is the subject of a steamy lawsuit.
  37. Health Concerns
    Raided Aunt Suzie’s Owner: ‘I Felt Like I Was Living in Some Kind ofIrene Lo Re explains her positions on mandatory sick leave and her alleged underpayment of employees.
  38. Health Concerns
    Aunt Suzie’s Owner Spoke Against Sick Leave Before Being Busted for Wage-DodgingThe owner of one of 25 Park Slope restaurants busted for underpaying employees is also against a mandatory sick-leave bill.
  39. Rants
    Restaurateur: Stay Away From the Famous, Work With the SpanishAn anonymous restaurant owner is the latest to come out against starstruck culinary school grads.